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Heredia Province
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Click on the individual Cantons of Heredia:
Heredia City Barva Santo Domingo Santa Barbara
San Rafael San Isidro Belén Flores
San Pablo Sarapiquí    

Heredia

Escudo of the province Heredia Size:  2,657 km2
Population :  316,000
Coordinates:  10º, 22',40" north and 83º, 57', 23" west
Borders:  North: Nicaragua; South: San José; West: Alajuela; East: Limón
Capital:  Heredia
Km from Heredia to San José:  11 km
Annextion:  1848

Cantons

Cantons of the province Heredia Cantón 1:  Heredia
Cantón 2:  Barva
Cantón 3:  Santo Domingo
Cantón 4:  Santa Barbara
Cantón 5:  San Rafael
Cantón 6:  San Isidro
Cantón 7:  Belén
Cantón 8:  Flores
Cantón 9:  San Pablo
Cantón 10:  Sarapiquí

History

Cantons of the province Heredia

During the pre-Columbian time the southern part of Heredia was occupied by the 'Huertar's Kingdom of Occident', and in the north by the 'Votos'. The first populations emerged in the beginning of the 18th Century at 1706, when some people of Cartago decided to live there.

The people built a church with a straw roof in a place the indigenous called Cubujuquí. In 1801 the Governor Don Tomás de Acosta introduced the name of 'Inmaculada Concepción de Heredia' in honor of don Gonzalo Fernández de Heredia, a Spanish General who signed de decree of the foundation of Cubujuquí.

General Description

Cantons of the province Heredia

In Heredia one can find some industrial zones, as well as the site of the National Center of food distribution CENADA (Centro Nacional de Distribución de Alimentos) But most of the area is dedicated to agriculture growing coffee, vegetables, sugar cane, fruits, corn, beans, dairy-farming, flower and plant exportation.

Heredia also has a University and part of the National Park Braulio Carrillo. There are lots of rain forests with all its nature called flora and fauna.

Interesting Sites

Cantons of the province Heredia

There are several interesting locations in this Province. Starting with Heredia and its old church, a bathing spring called Ojo de Agua, National Parks, Volcanoes Barva. Heredia is full of beautiful landscapes and views.

Climate

Cantons of the province Heredia

The climate is pleasant, specially in the summer season; the average temperatures 22 degrees Celsius and in the summer time little higher. Heredia lies at 1150 meters.

Cantons of Heredia

Map of Province Heredia with Cantones Costa rica

Provinces of Costa Rica

Map of Provinces of Costa Rica: Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limón, Puntarenas and San José




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